Standing at 12 meters tall and skilfully carved, the Aukana Buddha statue is one of the best examples on the entire island.
Carved into the massive granite rock face, the forty foot figure is an example of Adhayamudra – a gesture which represents peace, protection and fearlessness.
Standing close to the statue you will come to realise the skill of its creator, with its perfect alignment and impeccable form with realistic body shape delicately covered in a light robe. The facial features reinforce the gesture; placid and without fear.
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